This is TOKEIJI temple in KAMAKURA, 45 minutes train from Tokyo.

TOKEIJI temple
Plum blossoms

It’s founded 1285 by the woman monk, the RINZAI school, which is one of the ZEN sects.

The gate
Plum blossoms and Buddha statue
Buddha and plum blossom
The prayer of Buddha
Prayer of Buddha

It’s known as the women’s temple from middle age, where women come here and can ask divorce from her husband.
Yes this temple saves the women from bad husbands !
We call it’ cut ties temple(縁切り寺)’.

The entrance

This system had been approved by the feudal government.
The Portuguese missionary who lived Japan 35 years in 16 century reported this habit with surprise, because it was not common in Europe to ask divorce from women.
From the entrance gate on top of the stairs guy couldn’t go inside the temple until 19th century.

Guys couldn’t enter the gate

It’s an ordinary ZEN temple now but many women who have troubles with the husband or guys visit here and pray for her happy solution.
Also it’s famous for its beautiful plum blossom during February to March.
If you’re interested in Japanese historic women temple and plum blossom, check out here!!
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